Julie A. Lierly is the current Team Leader of Kilpatrick Townsend's Insurance Recovery team. Ms. Lierly focuses her practice on commercial litigation with an emphasis on insurance coverage disputes on behalf of policyholders. She has twenty years' experience representing policyholders in insurance coverage matters, related indemnity matters, and other commercial disputes. She has helped clients recover insurance proceeds through negotiation, mediation and other forms of ADR and litigation throughout the United States. She has handled a broad range of insurance coverage disputes involving commercial general liability policies, excess policies, directors and officers policies, builder’s risk policies, construction-related and other specialized or manuscripted policies, property insurance policies, professional and other liability insurance policies, fidelity bonds, bankers and mortgage company professional liability policies, environmental policies, and employment liability policies. Ms. Lierly has had extensive experience dealing with a variety of claims including Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, bankruptcy-related claims, bankers and mortgage company professional liability claims, fidelity bond claims, so-called “construction defect” claims, property damage claims, bodily injury claims, advertising injury claims, “errors and omissions” claims, intellectual property claims, junk fax, data security, internet, and other technology-related claims, product liability claims, environmental claims, employment liability claims, and asbestos, silica, and other “toxic tort” claims.

Ms. Lierly also has handled numerous disputes involving allocation, “additional insured,” “other insurance,” “priority of payments,” and “bad faith” issues and has assisted her clients in developing effective risk management/insurance programs.

Ms. Lierly also has advised clients regarding insurance and indemnification issues in corporate transactions and liability situations or litigation to help to minimize losses and maximize the potential for insurance recovery and indemnification from third parties.

Ms. Lierly further has advised and represented clients in construction and products liability litigation involving allegedly defective products used in residential and commercial buildings, transportation and pharmaceutical industries, and commercial plants and factories.

In 2011, Ms. Lierly was recommended in the area of Insurance by Legal 500 US.

Professional & Community Activities

American Bar Association, Member of Tort and Insurance Practice Section and Litigation Section Insurance Coverage Subcommittee

Education

  • Drake University, J.D. (1995)
    with honors
  • University of Illinois, B.S., Psychology (1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia (1997)
  • Illinois (1996)
  • Iowa (1995)

Clerkships

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa — Mark W. Bennett

Who We Are

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Atlanta, GA, 30309-4528
USA
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Julie A. Lierly

Experience Highlights

Insurance coverage litigation for large pharmaceutical outsourcing company
Represented the largest outsourcing company for the pharmaceutical industry, in connection with a claim against its carrier arising out of a more
Construction litigation for residential construction company
The firm serves as lead counsel for a large residential construction company in several so-called “construction defect” coverage cases more
Environmental litigation for natural gas distributor
Served as amicus counsel to a natural gas distributor in successfully persuading the Georgia Court of Appeals to reverse a trial court’s more
Insurance litigation for major North American bottled water company
Represented a major North American bottled water corporation in a lawsuit against one of its insurance carriers for breach of its Employment more